LePar Animal Hospital needs your help !
We are looking to find our new freind “Poochie” a forever home.
Please read the following PDF for more information if you are interested.
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Spring is here ! And so are the Parasites.
Please ask us about current promotions to save money on Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention!
New addition and Improvements at LePar Animal Hospital
The Doctors and staff of LePar Animal Hospital are proud to announce that we have acquired the building immediately to our west and have plans to expand! The new building will now house our treatment, radiology, dental and surgery suites, as well as an isolation suite and special procedures suite. This also means that we will be adding several new exam rooms to allow us to serve you and your pet more efficiently. We are also very excited to add additional parking! We hope to start construction in 2-3 weeks and hope to be done by the start of fall.
Le Par Color Floor Plan Final
Natura Recal information
Natura Pet is expanding the recall of specific California Natural, Innova, EVO, Karma and Healthwise formulas as a precautionary measure due to potential Salmonella contamination. Mother Nature and wet products are not included in this recall. No other P&G Pet Care brands are impacted by this recall.
We were alerted to a single case of Salmonella in a 2.2lb package of EVO Turkey & Chicken Cat Food on March 15th and took the precautionary measure of recalling all products produced on the same line within the same time frame. In the course of further examination, Salmonella was also discovered in other packages of EVO Turkey & Chicken Cat Food and Innova Cat Treats. We are taking the immediate and precautionary action of expanding the current recall to include additional Natura products that were produced between December 14th 2012 and March 24th,2013 on the same production line. We are also recalling a single lot of Innova Cat treats. True to our heritage, we will be transparent as we work through this issue.
Please follow the link below for more information.
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LePar All-stars – LePar all-stars is a new feature to our website.
These all-stars have had trying medical conditions and have thrived despite all of the odds.
Follow the link below to visit our previous all-stars.
Evergreen Park Patch.com- What triggered Dr. Whalen to specialize in alternative medicine?
Southtown Star Features Chicago Animal Rehab Success Stories
*Acupuncture and Chiropractic Helps 6 Year Old Chow Mix Walk Again
*Underwater Treadmill, Chiropractic and Acupuncture Work to Revives Mastiff’s Muscles
Read the success stories in the February 4th 2012 edition at
Check out Lady Bender’s Stem Cell Therapy on YouTube!
Watch Dr. Whalen perform surgery and Stem Cell Therapy on Lady Bender, a 5 year old Mastiff with severe arthritis in the hips. The video shows the process for Stem Cell Therapy-stem cells are harvested using the dog’s own fat tissue, then processed in-hospital and then re-injected into the joints that need it most. Lady also undergoes cruciate ligament repair. Lady’s post-surgery rehab includes underwater treadmill and monthly chiropractic and acupuncture.
LePar offers New Arthritis Treatment for Dogs and Cats
Pentosan is an injectable, natural product derived from Beechwood. This product has been used for several years in Europe, Australia, and Canada and is now available in the USA.
Pentosan works by building up cartilage, improving the quality of the joint fluid and reducing inflammation. In many ways, it acts similarly to Adequan, another injectable supplement. One advantage of Pentosan is that it requires fewer initial injections and is less expensive than Adequan. Pentosan can be used with any other therapies including Adequan and has a low incidence of side-effects.
If your pet has had knee or joint surgery, has arthritis, limps or even has slowness rising, Pentosan may help. If you have any of the above concerns, please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.
New Pet Insurance Covers Alternative Therapies
Let’s face it… Pets are like members of our family and we want to provide them the same level of health care we would want for ourselves! As a result, the nation is seeing an upward trend in buying insurance for pets.
While we don’t endorse any one insurance company, it’s important for LePar Animal Hospital and our CARE clients to know that Embrace is currently the only pet insurance that covers alternative treatments including rehabilitation, underwater treadmill, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and holistic. This is good news for those owners that want and need alternative therapy for their pet and require the financial safety-net to cover these procedures.
Is Pet Insurance the Right Option?
With the current economy, in addition to covering alternative therapies, pet insurance could be a viable solution to those that don’t have the disposable income to cover non-routine or emergency situations. No one plans for these emergencies, but we see it happen every day.
Best Time to Enroll
It pays to get pet insurance when your pets are younger because there are few or no pre-existing conditions. But, healthy, older pets can also get pet insurance.
Shop and Compare
Pet owners should compare policies and coverage before purchasing pet insurance. Find out if the policy covers a pre-existing condition. What is the deductible amount? Does the policy offer a multiple pet discount or coverage purchase through your employer? Check out the customer ratings and make sure to read the fine print. Do your homework- Trupanion, Embrace, VPI Pet, ASPCA are the best-known insurance providers.
EmbracePetInsurance.com or 800-511-9172
Trupanionpetinsurance.com or 800-569-7913
PetInsurance.com or 888-899-4VPI
ASPCAPetinsurance.com or 866-861-9092
Modern Dog Magazine: Joint Pain? Try Stem Cell Therapy
Substantial joint damage and degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis once meant constant pain and a slow decline for afflicted dogs and cats, but Stem Cell Therapy is now improving patients’ quality of life by reducing pain and inflammation and actually rebuilding healthy tissues. Regenerative stem cell therapy involves extracting and isolating the regenerative stem cells— cells that activate in case of injury and produce the type of cell required to repair the damage—from the animal’s own fat tissue and injecting them directly into the diseased or damaged joints. Last October, Dr. Joe Whalen, DVM, of the Chicago-based LePar Animal Hospital, became the first veterinarian in Illinois to successfully treat his canine patients with in-house stem cell therapy. Click below for the full article:
Southtown Star: Dr.Whalen Becomes First Veterinarian in Illinois to Deliver Revolutionary Stem Cell Treatment
On October 6th, Dr. Joe Whalen, DVM, became the first Veterinarian in Illinois to extract process and treat patients with stem cells, all in the same day, using in-house equipment. Dr. Whalen treated three canines, Gabby, Buddy, and Inish. All three dogs suffer from osteoarthritis and substantial joint damage. Dr. Whalen extracted a sample of each of the dog’s fat tissue and processed to isolate highly potent regenerative stem cells. The cells were then injected directly into the canine’s diseased and damaged joints. The process only took about 90 minutes for each animal. This approach is revolutionary because Dr. Whalen was able to produce the stem cells on-site as opposed to the current most widely used method of shipping tissue to a remote laboratory, a process that takes about 48 hours and requires two separate hospitalizations. Stem cells do not like to be outside of the body and by producing the stem cells on-site the viability of the cells is maintained which will increase the chances of a clinical benefit. The goal of the therapy is to improve the quality of life, provide pain relief and increased mobility of the treated patients. Now at about one month after receiving their treatment, all three dogs are doing much better and have become more mobile.
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